Inquiry, Treatment Principles and Plans in Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128176160

Inquiry, Treatment Principles and Plans in Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine

1st Edition

Authors: Anika Al-Shura
Paperback ISBN: 9780128176160
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 5th August 2019
Page Count: 208
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Inquiry, Treatment Principles and Plans in Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine is the fifth volume in the Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine Series. This comprehensive reference provides the benefits of using the intake form, patient narratives and proper inquiry based on Chinese and Western medicine methods within the clinical setting to establish reliable treatment plans for cardiovascular patients. This reference is organized systematically into three sections. Section 1 discusses the items to include on an intake questionnaire and the testimony from patients which give clues towards inquiry and physical examination. Section 2 discusses inquiry and physical examination techniques which are useful for examining the cardiac patient which is relevant for detecting disorders across common symptoms. Section 3 discusses specific cardiovascular symptoms in the new and returning patient, including definition of the symptom, clinical significance from the Chinese and Western perspectives, treatment principles, treatment plans and treatments. This important reference will aid cardiovascular researchers in the study of integrative Chinese and western medicine as well as provide a clear, structured base to guide clinical practice and encourage collaboration between Chinese and western medicine practitioners.

Key Features

  • Guides the identification of cardiovascular disease through western medicine and TCM differential diagnosing
  • Provides examination and inquiry techniques using both western and TCM methods
  • Demonstrates a tailored approach to patient interaction specific to cardiology


Researchers in biomedical science studying cardiology and clinicians practicing Chinese Medicine within the cardiovascular field

Table of Contents

Section I: Intake and Patient Narrative
1. Intake Techniques
2. Patient Narrative Techniques

Section II: Inquiry and Examination
3. Inquiry and Examination Techniques

Section III Disorders, Treatment Principles and Plans
4. Chest Pain
5. Dyspnea and Orthopnea
6. Heart Palpitations
7. Syncope
8. Edema
9. Claudication


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About the Author

Anika Al-Shura

Anika Niambi Al-Shura, MSOM, PhD is originally from Louisville, KY and founded Niambi Wellness Institute, LLC in 1994. Since that time Dr. Anika has been transitioning practice perspectives from alternative healthcare in medical massage therapy to integrative Chinese medicine. In 2004, Dr. Anika earned her bachelors in Professional Health Sciences and masters degree in Oriental Medicine from East West College of Natural Medicine, travelled to China and continued her 10 year medical study and a career in teaching until 2014.

Dr. Anika studied at Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Jujiiang Medical University Hospital and Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital. She earned study certificates in Chinese internal medicine, internal medicine and general surgery, and a specialty in Chinese medicine cardiology.

During her teaching career, Dr. Anika taught medical subjects and research at Shandong Medical University, Jiujiang Medical College and Tianjin Medical University. While teaching, she completed her dissertation on Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine, and received her doctorate in medical education in 2014.

Since 2014, Dr. Anika has been living in Florida, where she is developing the Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine (ICCM) study program at Niambi Wellness. There are 8 courses in the program which were approved by NCCAOM and Florida Medical Board of Acupuncture for awarding CE credits to licensed practitioners. The course textbooks for the program were published by Elsevier Academic Press. Eligibility and registration information can be found at

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, CEU Instructor, Niambi Wellness Institute, LLC, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine

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